The gloves are off.

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By Bob Walsh With Google’s announcement this afternoon of Google Gears – a set of libraries designed to give developers the ability to store server resources and data locally – the polite fist fight between Adobe and Microsoft just turned into an all out three way war. On one side you have Adobe, who wants […]

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Lower Literacy Website Visitors

By Dave CollinsFounder, Shareware Promotions Let’s start with an obvious statement: if you’re reading this article, you know how to read. The question is: how well? The scale between reading fluently and being completely illiterate is wide and fluctuating, and much more complicated than you might have thought. For example, did you know that 48% […]

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Weekly Site Review – RNSoft

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After taking a few weeks break to attend to other matters, it’s time to get back into the game! This week’s microISV volunteer for my Weekly Site Review post is Ronald Northrip, founder of RNSoft. RNSoft has two related products. The first, rssDreamFeeder, ($49 to $79 USD) integrates RSS feed creation into the site building […]

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You should escape from cubicle nation

Michael just posted one of the best interviews we’ve done: Pamela Slim, famous for her Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, podcast and now radio show. Pamela fired her corporate life several years back and now helps others break the golden handcuffs both professionally and on the web. Pam has an incredible knack for bringing to […]

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Measuring for Success

By Dave CollinsFounder, Shareware Promotions I’ve now been speaking at various Shareware conferences for more years than I can count. Possibly because I think it now stands at a bewildering 11 or 12 conferences, and once I run out of fingers I’m lost. One of the things that I’ve become well known for is repeatedly […]

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Selling Abroad, Wherever You Are

By Dave CollinsFounder, Shareware Promotions “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog”. What the well-known saying neglects to clarify is this: On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a French/German/Japanese/Bolivian dog, until you sink your foreign teeth into their ankle. As much as we may like the idea of the Internet being the last great […]

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The Shape of things to Come

By Bob Walsh I’m back from Mix07, trying to a) build out a Mac Book Pro (my first mac in 13 years; I think I’m in love!) as my ultimate Vista PC (yes, I did say that), salvage what I can from my fatally wounded Sony laptop and most importantly mentally digest the implications of […]

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Back from Mix07

Next week – after I’ve had a chance to mull over what I saw and head at Mix07 and a chance to either repave my Sony laptop or use it for target practice ala the late Hunter Thompson – I’ll have a good deal to say about micro-ISVs, Microsoft and the Weekly Site Review. In […]

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Through The Eyes of your Customers

By Dave CollinsFounder, Shareware Promotions Stop what you’re doing and concentrate. You shouldn’t read this article with your feet up on your desk, cradling your morning coffee. Nor should you read it before 8 am or after 4 pm. And don’t even think of skimming it. You need to concentrate. Why? Because the ideas I […]

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Weekly Site Review – NewsInjector

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This week’s micro-ISV volunteer for my Weekly Site Review post is Vilmantas Baranauskas, founder of newsinjector.com. NewsInjector modifies any PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Java, ASP .NET server based application in one very specific way. With NewsInjector, a corporate system admin, PM or programmer can inject and control a stream of news announcements into a […]

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